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New concussion study in women's rugby

An international study on concussion in sportswomen has been announced by the company that developed a concussion test for adult males based on research led by Dr Valentina Di Pietro and Professor Tony Belli at the University of Birmingham .

Research suggests that female athletes suffer a higher rate of concussion, which may be accompanied by a wider range of more severe and...


World Rugby welcomes Gallagher as official partner of Women's Rugby

World Rugby and Gallagher, a global insurance brokerage, risk management and consulting services company, today announced a multi-year global partnership establishing Gallagher as an Official Partner of Women's Rugby and Rugby World Cup 2025. The announcement signifies Gallagher's commitment to developing participation in the women's game around the world.

As part of the partnership...

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Student rugby welcomes a new voice

The Students' RFU (SRFU) are delighted to welcome Beth Sims as their newest volunteer Communications Lead.

Taking on the role alongside her position as Corporate Communications Manager at Team GB, Beth will be responsible for the development and delivery of a new communications strategy for the SRFU in support of the development and growth of the game.

Beth has been involved...


Exeter Chief in rugby and academic Flo

Exeter Chiefs scrum-half Flo Robinson is desperate to follow in the footsteps of childhood hero Danny Care and represent England.

Robinson was called up to the England squad for the 2021 TikTok Women's Six Nations as a development player, having played at both U18 and U20 level.

Now the 21-year-old, whose sister Emily plays for Harlequins, knows what an England training camp...

Alison Mower driving forward for Bideford RFC

A remarkable rugby story

When Bideford RFC Ladies happily trudged off the field with a 78-5 victory over Withycombe on December 4, the moment of sporting satisfaction was overwhelmed by a sense of deep pride felt all around the club.

Flanker Alison Mower played the opening 20 minutes of a terrific display and performed with a level of intensity that told just a fraction of her incredible story.



50 inspiring referees launch campaign for female officials

At Twickenham Stadium last weekend, 50 inspiring female referees marked the launch of a new campaign with the aim of attracting more female officials to the sport.

Brought together by The Rugby Football Union (RFU) and ACME Whistles ahead of the clash between England Men and Japan, the 50 referees surrounded the national flags on the pitch, alongside the players and dignitaries...


Heartbreak for England in World Cup epic

The Red Roses were left heartbroken after a sensational World Cup final to New Zealand.

An epic final began in perfect fashion for the Red Roses, as a flowing move created room for full-back Ellie Kildunne to score in the corner and Emily Scarratt steered a tricky conversion between the posts.

The Black Ferns missed a penalty before England struck again, and this time it was...


World Cup fever in both codes of rugby

The excitement is building for the Rugby World Cup Final between England and New Zealand.

While the rugby world will turn its attention to this epic showdown at Auckland’s iconic Eden Park on Saturday morning, kick-off 6.30am, England’s Rugby League counterparts provided a fine blueprint for what is required on Wednesday night.

Playing against a robust Papua New Guinea side...


Red Roses reach World Cup Final

The sporting weekend kicked off in thrilling fashion with an extremely tense victory for England’s Red Roses over Canada in the semi-finals of the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand.

From the very beginning, the amateurs from Canada were outstanding, forcing England into some early errors but the Red Roses turned to their powerful forwards for the opening score, Marlie Packer driving...


Lottery backing for local rugby

2022 has certainly been the year of women's sport in England. The Lionesses won the Euros, the women of Team England sparkled at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham and now the Red Roses are red-hot favourites to win the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand.

However, this success at elite level for women's sport is built on the strong foundations of grassroots projects up and down the...